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The Stable, Umayabashi Bridge


Umayabashi Bridge is designed as triple arch.There are many bridges at Sumida River, but triple arch is only here.
I feel strong and stable impression from Umayabashi Bridge.

Coincidentally, 厩(Umaya) means “stable”(barn for Horse).
So, for this bridge “stable” has two meanings.

Once here was stable for carrying rice.
The name “Umayabashi” comes from it.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

This is a bottom. Blue pipeline is accent of design.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

Well-regulated frames.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

And surface is so strong.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

Continuous lights.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

Light with Skytree.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

Frames cut sky and scenery.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

Toward Komagatabashi Bridge. This direction is upper stream from Umayabashi Bridge.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

Here are a lot of relief of horses.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

I think strength and sophisticated design is charm of Umayabashi Bridge.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

I found strange object. Surprisingly,it was toilet!
This toilet is located Kuramae station side of the bridge. Next to police station.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

And this is twilight time.
There were small harbor in front.
So I had to crop. And houseboats were staying on the right.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

House boat passed through.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

These photos are my first long exposure 30s photos. So I think they are a little rough. Next time, I’ll try longer time and more calm photos. F number was 22. So it is too much shiny. But I like shiny photos.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

And these are another day. Evening scene from near Komagatabashi Bridge.Upper side from Umayabashi Bridge.
I emphasized highway. Because orange light trace on highway was so beautiful.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

And another day again.
I tried only evening scene.
This day was also beautiful sunset.
I could see pastel evening. It was so cold. But I was so happy.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

One more photo. This day was cloudy.
I made shiny photo with lightroom.

Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Umayabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

Information

River side around here is well paved. So it is easy to take photos. And of course, using tripod is no problem.

Length:151.4m
Built:1929
Technique:Steal tied arch bridge
Nearest station: Kuramae Station /Toei Oedo line
Manager:TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT

Reference of information :
“Tokyo Pocket Map of Bridges Sumida river”,2013, Tokyo Metropolitan Public Corporation for Road Improvement and Management

Wikipedhia Umayabashi(Japanese)

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